The pain reliever in Advil® PM is ibuprofen, which is part of a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (also known as NSAIDs). Advil® PM does not contain acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol® PM, and it’s been proven that Advil® PM gives you a better night’s sleep than Tylenol® PM because you’ll spend less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep.
Ibuprofen may cause ulcers but usually at higher prescription doses or when administered for long periods of time. Studies have proven that Advil® PM products are safe and effective when taken as directed. If you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn, consult your doctor before using Advil® PM products.
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Like any drug you become dependent on, Advil® PM can cause addiction problems. While the drug itself is not considered to be "addictive", the associations people can form with the drug and its results can create a dependency.
All medicines can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, and nose; excitability; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach pain or upset; thickening of mucus in nose or throat.
For more than 30 years, extensive consumer use and numerous clinical studies have shown that, ibuprofen, the pain reliever in Advil® PM, and diphenhydramine, the sleep aid in Advil® PM, are both safe and effective when used as directed.
Please refer to the full product labeling for additional safety information related to Advil® PM.
Ibuprofen is in a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) that has been relieving pain for quite a while. In fact, the first clinical trials of ibuprofen began in February 1966 and over 30 years of clinical studies prove that ibuprofen, the pain reliever in Advil® PM, is effective on pain.
NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are a group of chemical compounds that often are chemically unrelated but share therapeutic actions such as analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects. Ibuprofen is just one drug in the NSAID class.
Diphenhydramine Citrate is a gentle sleep aid that helps you get a full night’s sleep. It has been used for over 50 years, and has had a long history of safe and effective use when used as directed.
Each Advil® PM caplet contains 200 mg of ibuprofen and 38 mg of diphenhydramine citrate. This patented bi-layer formula not only reduces your pain, it shortens the time it takes to fall asleep and increases the duration of your sleep.